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  There are three frustrations I hear business owners express about Instagram regularly… They’re yearning for authentic conversations. They’re disappointed about the lack of engagement. They’re chomping at the bit for genuine connections. Every time I hear someone share one of those pressure points, I can’t help but wonder about their Insta game.  I’m not […]

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Have you ever experienced a business FREE FALL? Ya know, those moments when you’re, like, “ohhh emmm gee I have no control right now!” 🙋🏻‍♂️ I think these moments are the BEST thing for business owners…sure, it’s stressful and uncomfortable, but magic arrives when you cut out the excuses and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. 🌈 This […]

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We need to stop wasting so much time worrying about things that’ll never happen. We think of what they’ll say.  We worry about who’s watching. We wonder what they’re whispering behind closed doors. We ache to be seen and known for WHO we are and WHAT we do, but when it comes to starting something […]

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We sat around in groups and talked about our businesses. A couple of days ago, I connected with entrepreneurs, most of whom love what we do…despite the pitfalls that come our way. ⚓ The more we spoke, the more I noticed a reoccurring pattern in conversation: The desire to show only perfect depictions of our […]

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A few days ago, I had a conversation with JD. For those who don’t know, JD is my husband and business partner. [He’s also my anchor, coach, chef, therapist, cheerleader (Super Bowl kind, not short skirt kind), and guru…but let’s not go there.] We’ve worked together for over a decade and he’s the best thing […]

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I received an email from Joanna, a college student trying to start her first business.  I won’t post her entire email, but here’s a bit worth sharing: I’m interested in communications, marketing/advertising, managing social media, branding, and web/graphic design. I’m also a huge perfectionist, so I feel like it’s hard for me to get started […]

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  Fraud. Talentless. Fake. They called me names I didn’t have the strength to refute. 🖤 Instead of trying to prove them wrong, I put my head down and DID. THE. WORK. 👊🏼 I worked through the lack of talent. I worked the the doubt. I worked through the fear. ✨ I worked until they […]

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  What do you need to do to GROW your business in 2018?  Sometimes it’s just admitting you didn’t do your best last year…then figuring out what, exactly, needs to change. Though I do my best to respond to every email I receive, it’s impossible to keep up with them in totality.  But when I […]

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You know those early childhood memories of swapping lunches at school? Your mom made you a ham sandwich and Martin’s mom made him a peanut butter sandwich, so you decided to trade (as long as he threw in a bag of Doritos, too). Can you remember that moment? I can’t. Why, you ask? I WAS […]

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